Chili Peppers Could Lower Your Blood Pressure, Third Military Medical University Study  
8/5/2010 6:33:25 AM

ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2010) — For those with high blood pressure, chili peppers might be just what the doctor ordered, according to a study reported in the August issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. While the active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat -- a compound known as capsaicin -- might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax, the research in hypertensive rats shows.